Alice in France: The World War I Letters of Alice M. O'Brien

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Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publish Date
Pages
216
Dimensions
6.06 X 9.0 X 0.63 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781681340265

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About the Author

Nancy O'Brien Wagner is a cofounder of Bluestem Heritage Group, which does research, exhibit development, interpretive planning, and project management for historical organizations.

Reviews

"This absorbing collection of World War I letters from France highlights the multiple roles of Alice M. O'Brien--from mechanic and supply truck driver to nurse and canteen worker. One of many unsung U.S. women in the war, the resourceful O'Brien--with her compassion for Allied wounded, capacity for grueling work, and self-deprecating humor--shines through the miseries of war." Elizabeth Foxwell, editor, In Their Own Words: American Women in World War I "The American war effort during the World War is full of stories. And if we're lucky enough, they are eloquently preserved in the writings of those who lived it. Alice O'Brien, through her charming and detailed letters, shares both a volunteer's and a woman's perspective. These reveal insights into the internal motivations, recount adventurous experiences, and demonstrate women's contributions to U.S. victory in an era before American women had the right to vote. A welcome read." Matthew Naylor, President and CEO, National World War I Museum and Memorial